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Dutch Man Loses Bid To Change His Age, Plans To Appeal

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 13:56

Emile Ratelband, 69, says he feels 20 years younger, and he had asked a court to allow him to change his legal age accordingly. He lost his case, but plans to appeal.

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House GOP Campaign Arm Says It Was Hacked During The 2018 Election Cycle

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 13:17

The National Republican Congressional Committee said that it has reported a "cyber intrusion" to the FBI that may have imperiled its data. It's not clear who's responsible.

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NPR CEO Jarl Mohn To Step Down After 5-Year Term Ends In June

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 11:21

Mohn will step aside to focus on a newly created position to lead the network's fundraising drive. He and his wife will contribute $10 million toward the effort from their personal fortune.

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CIA Director Gina Haspel To Brief Senators On Jamal Khashoggi Killing

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 11:13

Several senators were upset when the spy chief did not join last week's briefing on the killing of the Saudi journalist. The CIA has not commented publicly on its assessment, but details have leaked.

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Visitors Stream Through Capitol Rotunda As George H.W. Bush Lies In State

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 10:57

The 41st president, who died Friday at the age of 94, will lie in state until Wednesday.

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For President Bush, Escaping To Maine Was A 'Point Of View'

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 10:40

No matter where in the globe former President Bush's pursuits took him, he circled back every year, as if tethered, to Walker's Point — his family's estate in Kennebunkport, Maine.

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Urban Meyer Will Retire As Ohio State's Football Coach, After Scandal-Marred Season

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 10:40

Meyer will be replaced by Ohio State's offensive coordinator Ryan Day, who led the team when the head coach served his suspension for the first three games of the 2018 season.

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Israel's Army Says It Found Tunnels Dug By Hezbollah Beneath Border With Lebanon

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 09:04

Israel says its Operation Northern Shield will "expose and destroy" a series of tunnels that it says Hezbollah dug into Israel from Lebanon, where the militant group is based.

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Fishermen Sue Big Oil For Its Role In Climate Change

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 08:02

The food industry is already feeling the effects of climate change, which will likely force expensive adaptations in the future. At least one sector is looking to make energy companies pay.

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France Freezes Fuel Tax Hike In Face Of 'Yellow Vest' Protests

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 07:38

"No tax deserves to endanger the unity of the Nation," French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe says, putting on hold a new tax that was scheduled to take effect on Jan. 1.

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Alabama Police Shot EJ Bradford From Behind, Family Says: 'My Son Was Murdered'

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 06:42

Emantic "EJ" Bradford Jr. was fatally shot by a police officer on Thanksgiving. Now, the black man's family says autopsy evidence demonstrates that the officer should be "charged with murder."

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In States They Lost, Some GOP Lawmakers Rush To Limit New Democrats' Power

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 05:03

This week Republican lawmakers in Michigan and Wisconsin have called special sessions to curb authority of newly elected statewide Democrats who pose a threat to Republicans' accomplishments.

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Female Veterans Ask VA To Include Them In The Agency's Motto

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 05:03

The VA motto, which is taken from Lincoln's second inaugural speech, addresses veterans with the male pronoun. Some veterans want to change the wording to include women.

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'Retreat' Is Not An Option As A California Beach Town Plans For Rising Seas

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 05:02

Tens of millions of U.S. homes are threatened by rising seas. Communities around the country are planning for that future, but there are challenges to even having the discussion.

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VIDEO: To Save A Fox, Scientists Took To Land, Air And Sea

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 05:00

When the world's population of Channel Island foxes started to vanish in the '90s, no one knew why. Bringing them back from near-extinction has meant unraveling a mystery that started with WWII.

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Africa Takes A Tough Look At Africa — And The Way It Treats Its Children

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 05:00

A new "child friendliness" index praises such countries as Namibia and Lesotho — and "names and shames" poor performers.

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Voice Of America Vows Independence, As Trump Calls For 'Worldwide Network'

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 05:00

VOA covers the U.S., warts and all. But is that enough for the president? VOA's director tells NPR it's protected by law, and if it's told to change, she'll respond, "Thank you for your input."

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'It Has Been A Dream': Ethiopians Are Adjusting To Rapid Democratic Changes

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 05:00

Ethiopia is going through a historic transformation. The country has welcomed a new reformist leader, forged peace with Eritrea and opened up a democratic space after decades of authoritarian rule.

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Teachers Turn Lessons Into Instagram-Worthy Photos

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 05:00

Teachers have formed something of a community on Instagram. Using hashtags like #teachersofinstagram, they post photos of meticulously crafted classroom decorations, lessons and even daily outfits.

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100 Million Quora Users Affected By 'Malicious' Data Breach

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 02:34

Adam D'Angelo, the CEO of the question-and-answer website, said the exposed data ranged from email addresses to direct messages. The company is notifying affected users and law enforcement.

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